Milton Rogovin, the acclaimed Buffalo photographer who has charted the lives of ordinary people the world over in many moving series of photographs, has released a new collection called "The Bonds Between Us: Family Portraits from Around the World," published by White Pine Press, Buffalo. The release of the book will be celebrated by a lecture, followed by a reception and book signing to be held Wednesday evening at 6 in the Burchfield-Penney Art Center on the Buffalo State College campus. The event will benefit Child and Family Services. Rogovin, now approaching 92, has published four previous books. A recipient of the New York State Governor's Arts Award in 2000, his complete photographic archives were acquired in 1999 by the U.S. Library of Congress. His photographs are in the collections of such museums as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the International Museum of Photography and Burchfield-Penney.
Nature, with feeling
Catherine B. Parker is a Buffalo painter of landscapes who makes even the most humble scenes of nature seem charged with human emotions. Her vigorous watercolors move between symbolic interpretation and an expressive naturalism and sometimes tip into energetic abstraction. "Catherine B. Parker: New Directions" is an exhibition opening tonight at the Meiborn Fine Arts, 478 Main St., East Aurora, where a reception will be held from 6 to 9. The show continues through Nov. 24.
"Soup to Nuts: Pop Art and its Legacy," an exhibition opening tonight and continuing through Dec. 9. in the F. Donald Kenny Museum of St. Bonaventure University, features work by major pop and pop-related artists by artists as various as Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Chuck Close and Richard Estes. The reception, from 5:30 to 8:30 tonight, - will take on a 1960s theme, complete with '60s music and a costume contest, in the Dresser Rand and Kenny Museum atriums. For info, call 375-4030.